Nov 21, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:64.79km) in Philippines at 11/21/2016 8:11:54 AM

Green Earthquake in Philippines


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:64.79km
  • 21 Nov 2016 08:11:54 UTC
  • 2241195 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 64.79 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 10.3402, 125.299
  • Time (UTC): 21 Nov 2016 08:11:54
  • Time (ECT): 21 Nov 2016 09:11:54

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Philippines, Region of Eastern Visayas (population 3,055,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 3km. The nearest places are Hinudayan (5km), Hinunangan (12km), Agay-ay (13km), Sunoc (14km), Saint Bernard (20km), and 59 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Maasin (58km), Nonoc (67km), Surigao (runway 5000ft, 67km), Siargao (89km), Guiuan (runway 7000ft, 90km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Lagome (27km), Liloan (27km), Sogod (34km), Malitbog (37km), Maasin (55km), and 6 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1.3 million people 76
50 km 600000 people 76
20 km 140000 people 115
10 km 44000 people 142



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